||Sunday, August 31 2008 @ 02:21 PM CDT
|| Sylvania, Ohio United States
"Rick Nease has crafted a thoroughly professional, emotionally satisfying CD that sounds better than just about anything being played in Toledo on the radio right now." –Rod Lockwood, The Toledo Blade
Rick Nease is a longtime singer-songwriter-performer in the Detroit-Toledo-Cleveland-Cincinnatti areas. His 2006 release, "Love + Consequence" has been critically praised and publicly popular. It's his catchy hooks and passionate lyric that makes the biggest impression. The Rick Nease Band (which include 2 members from Detroit and 2 from Toledo) has not only played some of the finest rock clubs in the area but was also featured at this years' Mid-Point Music Festival in Cincinnatti as well as recently opening act for Eddie Money.
"Are you guys signed? You should be." –Eddie Money
A songwriter in the tradition of Tom Petty, REM, John Mayer, Counting Crows and Neil Young, Nease's songs focus on relationships and how they change people, some in good ways, some in bad. Piercing emotions married with a wry sense of humor describes his writing the best. But what makes his music so popular is his groove-based melodies.
"The end result is a mature rock and blues sound, ripe with intensity and introspective thought…which continues to break barriers of the rock genre." – The City Beat-Cincinnati
His last CD, "Badmonkey" (2002) was a regional hit, garnering rave reviews and solid sales. Three tracks from that CD appeared on the soundtrack for "In the Company of Strangers", a Telluride Film Festival winner for best drama.
"Propelled by songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist Rick Nease's smart, concise lyrics and the band's affinity for hitting just the right groove for the tune, (they) deserve more than just regional attention." –Detroit News